VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX, BVL: THO,NYSE: TAHO) today released a statement from Executive Chair Kevin McArthur regarding political changes in Guatemala:
"I want to assure shareholders that today's resignation of the President of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, is not expected to affect our Guatemalan operations. The president's resignation occurred this morning in a written letter to Congress. Vice President Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre is expected to be sworn in as president sometime in the next couple of days.
Vice President Maldonado Aguirre has been the force of calm in the country during the corruption scandal which has caused both the president and vice president to resign. His leadership has been viewed within Guatemala as very positive. Congress's removal of Perez Molina's immunity and his subsequent resignation is viewed as a positive step in repairing a government divided by recent corruption. We respect Guatemala's democracy and its ability to hold open and free elections, which continue to be scheduled for Sunday, September 6, 2015.
The embassies of Canada and the United States are heavily involved in assisting and supporting the Guatemalan government's efforts to maintain order and peace and assure stability during these difficult times. The Escobal mine continues to operate as expected."
About Tahoe Resources Inc.
Tahoe's strategy is to responsibly operate precious metals mines, to pay significant shareholder dividends and to grow by developing long-term, low-cost assets in the Americas. Tahoe is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite and TSX Global Mining indices and the GDX and Russell 3000 on the NYSE. The Company is listed on the TSX as THO and on the NYSE as TAHO and on the Bolsa de Valores de Lima (BVL) as THO in Peru.
This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively referred to as "forward-looking statements"). In particular, this news release describes potential future events related to the political situation in Guatemala and Tahoe's expected continued operations in that country.
Forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable assumptions, estimates, expectations, analyses and opinions, which are based on management's experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, and other factors that management believes are relevant and reasonable in the circumstances, but which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things: the price of silver, gold and other metals; plant equipment and processes operating as anticipated; there being no material variations in the current tax and regulatory environment; the Company's ability to operate in a safe, efficient and effective manner; the exchange rates among the Canadian dollar, and the Guatemalan quetzal; the political and social effects of the change in governmental leadership in Guatemala; and the Company's ability to obtain financing as and when required and on reasonable terms. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. Tahoe's actual results, programs and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, legislative changes that impact mining operations in Guatemala and/or Peru; results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties; the uncertainty in geologic, hydrological, metallurgical and geotechnical studies and opinions; social unrest and political or economic instability in Guatemala and/or Peru; risks associated with illegal mining activities by unauthorized individuals on the Company's mining or exploration properties; the uncertainties of resource and reserve estimations; receipt and security of mineral property titles; receipt of licenses to conduct mining activities; the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation; cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; the availability of funds; fluctuations in metal prices; currency fluctuations; and general market and industry conditions. There is no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Tahoe does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except as, and to the extent required by, applicable securities laws. For a further discussion of risks relevant to the Company, see the Company's Annual Information Form available on www.sedar.com under the heading "Description of Our Business – Risk Factors."
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Tahoe Resources Inc.
Ira M. Gostin, Vice President Investor Relations
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